The 10 Best Travel Hacks on the Internet

Written By:
Haley Sacks
(aka Mrs. Dow Jones)

Bonjour Rich People,

IDK if you have heard but I am sort of ~the points girl~ like low key, your queen knows how to travel RIGHT! From flight credits for broken wifi to upgrading at the gate,  I shared all my greatest travel hacks in THIS VIDEO & asked for yours! There were SO many good ones but because time is money, I chose my 10 favorites. Scroll down to read & see you in the Centurion Lounge.


Try to avoid flying when business travelers are (aka Monday morning and Friday afternoon)


Check your bag at the gate for free — Often times overhead space is full and they’ll check your carry on to your final destination at no additional cost.


Take advantage of travel credit card benefits, like discounts on TSA pre-check and global entry to exclusive lounge access.


Try to avoid booking through a third party — If anything happens to your flight, it’s a nightmare to deal with vs. dealing directly with the airline.


Many airlines are switching to a new policy that if your bag doesn’t arrive to baggage claim within 20 minutes of your arrival, you can report it for free miles.


Flight attendants love a gift — Bring a bag of goodies for them and you’ll often see a free drink in your future.


Do your research on airline’s new policies about flight cancellations and changes. Most airlines are waiving change fees and giving flight credits when you cancel, so if you’re unsure about a flight but see it’s super cheap, might as well book and change or cancel later for the credit!


Be mindful that prices change throughout the day. Many airlines drop their lowest prices in the afternoon.


Use websites like Hopper to set alerts to find the best deals, but then book directly through the airline.


Many people say the best time to book flights is 2 months out for domestic and 3 months out for international!